Montclair State University foodservice team, Chartwells Dining, has been brightening up faces in the campus and community through “Love, Montclair State Dining – Social Distancing Edition”, which included deliveries of prepackaged, sealed goodies to hardworking departments still operating on campus, in addition to their regular feeding on campus. Snacks, candies, baked goods, bottled beverages and more were all served with love by the Chartwells team to Residential Life Department, the Campus Police, Parking Services and the Student Development and Campus Life, who are also still hard at work on campus.
“During this difficult time, now more than ever it’s important for us not only as a company but members of the Montclair community to show love though food,” says Chartwells’ district manager, Dora Lim. “Everyone is missing the normalcy of their lives and though food we are able to provide comfort to our community. We are all in this together.”
Chef Carlos Mohammed is one of Chartwells’ essential team members who continues to come into work everyday with a smile on his face.
“It is important for us to be here at this time because as long as there are students living on campus, it is our responsibility to make sure that they are provided for and fed. Many of these students are away from home, some for the first time, and in this uncertain time, they need to know there are people here to care for them. Not only are we doing everything possible to ensure safety of our students, I must also take care of my staff, and myself,” says Mohammed.
“Safety is always paramount and our number one priority. We are logging how many times we are washing our hands and change gloves between every task and guest served, as well as, sanitizing all touch surfaces every 15 minutes. We have also eliminated all self-service areas to limit the amount of times students have to touch surfaces,” he adds.